Join or Renew Your Membership

A Hill-Stead Museum Membership opens the door to a year filled with arts-focused events, social gatherings, exhibitions and seasonal celebrations. We hope you’ll join in!

Annual Membership Benefits

  • Enjoy FREE, year-round admission to the historic house, special exhibitions, estate walks and First Sundays for Families programming.
  • Join In with complimentary admission to Hill-Stead’s Veranda Views Cocktail Party, Valentine’s Day Toast, Tasting Tour, and special exhibition openings. Receive discounts on an array of programs and an invitation to Hill-Stead’s Holiday Party.
  • Be First To Know, First To Go with advance notice, preferred pricing and priority ticketing. See our current member-preferred opportunities in our Calendar.
  • Shop with a Smile using your 10% Museum Shop Discount.
  • New Members — share Hill-Stead with a friend on a complimentary New Member VIP Tour.
  • Upgrades – Valuable Additions to any Membership.

Explore Membership Levels

To see the benefits for each membership level, click LEARN MORE.  The Join/Renew button will take you to paypal.com for secure payment processing.  Once there, you can pay by credit card or via your PayPal account.

Basic Memberships

Student, Individual, Couple & Family memberships ($25 – $75)

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$25 Student

All Annual Membership Benefits for one full-time college student

JOIN / RENEW — STUDENT

$50 Hill-Stead for You

All Annual Membership Benefits for one adult

JOIN / RENEW — HILL-STEAD for you

$75 Hill-Stead for Two

All Annual Membership Benefits for two adults

JOIN / RENEW — hill-stead for two

$75 Hill-Stead for Families

All Annual Member Benefits for two adults living at the same address AND their children or grandchildren age under 17, PLUS access to free/reduced family programming. Enjoy free admission to The Children’s Holiday Tour and Grandparents Day, preferred pricing on Family Portrait Day and for all Children’s Workshops and Summer Programs, plus special access to a Hill-Stead Children’s Birthday Party package.

JOIN / RENEW — hill-stead for families



Enhanced Memberships

Arts & Leisure Memberships ($150 – $500)

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Includes all Hill-Stead for Two/Hill-Stead for Families benefits PLUS cultural and social opportunities for two adults.

$150 Arts & Leisure Bronze ($120 tax-deductible)

  • Two guest passes
  • Invitation to a curator-led VIP Tour

JOIN / RENEW — Arts & Leisure Bronze

$300 Arts & Leisure Silver ($240 tax-deductible)

JOIN / RENEW — Arts & Leisure Silver

$500 Arts & Leisure Gold ($440 tax-deductible)

All Silver level benefits, PLUS

  • Invitation to a curator-led VIP Tour for you and four guests
  • 10% off an annual rental of the Pope Board Room or the Makeshift Theater.*

JOIN / RENEW — Arts & Leisure Gold

*Perfectly sized for showers or birthday, anniversary, graduation and engagement parties.  For venue details, please contact Jennifer Mooney, Manager of Private Events & Corporate Functions (mooneyj@hillstead.org or 860.677.4787 x134.)

Impressionists Council (IC) memberships – For Young Professionals ($75 – $150)

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The Impressionists Council (IC) is a Hill-Stead Museum membership level for a young demographic and includes all annual member benefits. IC membership offers arts and outdoor themed social gatherings for the area’s culture lovers (ages 21–40). Mingle at our summer-long Casual Croquet series, Hill-Stead Uncorked! Wine Tasting & Cellar Tour, Twelfth Night Toast, and more.

For upcoming events, see our Calendar.
For more information, see Impressionists Council Benefits.

$75 IC Introductory ($75 tax-deductible)

All annual Museum Member benefits for one adult, PLUS:

  • Preferred pricing for IC Member events
  • 10% discount on purchases at local restaurants
  • Guaranteed spot in the Casual Croquet Tournament

JOIN / RENEW — ic INtroductory

$150 IC Philanthropist ($150 tax-deductible)

All Introductory benefits for two adults, PLUS:

  • One complimentary ticket to Hill-Stead Uncorked!

JOIN / RENEW — ic Philanthropist


Exceptional Memberships

Theodate Pope Riddle Society ($1,000+)

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The Theodate Pope Riddle Society recognizes donors of $1,000 or more with exceptional cultural events and elegant, welcoming social gatherings.

To learn more, browse the benefit descriptions below or contact Susan Orred, Director of Development (orreds@hillstead.org, or 860.677.4787 x131)

$1,000 Enthusiast (benefits valued at $100)

All Arts & Leisure – Gold Benefits, PLUS

  • Complimentary admission to regular historic house tours for two accompanying guests per visit
  • Complimentary invitations to all TPR Society events including exhibit openings, private home & garden events, and the Society’s annual Musicale
  • Complimentary membership in Hill-Stead’s Decorative Arts Study Group
  • 20% Museum Shop discount

JOIN / RENEW — enthusiast

$2,000 Aficionado (benefits valued at $200)

All Enthusiast benefits, PLUS

  • Complimentary admission to regular historic house tours for four accompanying guests per visit
  • Two tickets to the annual Holiday Party

JOIN / RENEW — aficionado

$3,000 Connoisseur (benefits valued at $450)

All Aficionado benefits, PLUS

  • Two additional tickets to the annual Holiday Party (a total of four)
  • 10% off facility rentals for private celebrations and meetings

JOIN / RENEW — connoisseur

$5,000 Master (benefits valued at $500)

All Connoisseur benefits, PLUS

  • Complimentary admission to regular historic house tours for all accompanying guests
  • Free admission to all museum events, except major fundraisers[/expandsub4]

JOIN / RENEW—master

$10,000 Leader (benefits valued at $2,500)

All Master benefits, PLUS

  • Complimentary use of Hill-Stead’s Pope Board Room for one private event (subject to availability)
  • Special Donor Recognition
  • Two tickets to the Benefit Dinner Auction

JOIN / RENEW — leader


Upgrades

$20 Guest Pass Upgrade
Bring one additional guest for free every time you tour the house. Your new membership card will reflect your Guest Pass status. Upgrade Now!

$65 per person Poetry Lover’s Pass
Enjoy a Season Pass to the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival ($100 value). Your  SGPF Season Pass will be mailed to you in June and your new membership card will display your SGPF Season Pass status. Upgrade Now!

For more information on membership, contact Megan Olver, Manager of Membership (860.677.4787 ext. 181 or olverm@hillstead.org).